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Eyes. bill, n. [cf. v. bill: is the cleanest of all big bands. 1950 Dictionary of American Underworld Lingo "a one-himdred dollar note"; current among jazz- [ 19 men BIT ] since c. — i960 Dictionary of the sum of $100. — See i960 quot. v. hill: $100 1961 The Sound, p. 189. " Bird, n. v. for the shortened form; one of the most com- this is ( critics Lady, Prez, Nickname for most musionce the most in- alto saxophonist; 1920-1955 ) agree that he was at , also 1946] c. and the greatest instrumentalist in the ( tune by Charlie night club in Parker ) Birdland ( famous jazz 1949 New York City named for Charlie Parker ) 1955 Hear character Me Talkin to Ya, p.

P. 16. among Don Ray). v. girl. — barbecue: beauti- ful girl. A bari, bary, n. [abbreviation; current since c. 1935] tone saxophone. , p. bari- 30. It might have been Gerry on bary. , p. 41. ,

Among Negro jazz- 1920-c. ] Sophisticated; socially and/or metaphysically aware. , p. 6. — Another "booted" char- line of jockeys an all-night record show. is Phil — 1958 McClain Jive in comes from a story of a fisherman warning young fishermen never to wade in deep water without hip boots on because they could run into trouble. So, when you hear the words, "I'm hip" or "I'm booted" it's said to let you know they have no fear of trouble or that Hi-Fi, p. 13. , to have one's boots on is to be ready for any kind of weather hence, by extension, for any of readiness: — eventuality; according to jazzmen, among Negro jazzmen c.

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